Happily Ever After
Did you adopt a pet from us? Send us an update on how your new family member is doing – and please feel free to attach a photo. We love to know how our pets are doing and what they’re up to!
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Jefferson and Mufasa
Adopted May 2012
We adopted Malcolm, previously called Albert at the shelter, back in May. He has been the most loving, energetic dog. We have since moved to Arizona, and what a trip that was! A couple months ago we adopted a kitty from the local shelter, and they became fast friends. Malcolm is a good big brother and they have so much fun playing together! He's doing great, and we are thankful every day that we adopted him. He brings the biggest smiles to our faces. Happy Holidays from us!
Adopted - November 2012
My name was Margarite, but my new mommy renamed me after Abby Sciuto, the kick-ass forensic specialist on NCIS (mommy thinks I'm kick-ass too).
As you can see, I have adjusted very well in my new home. At first I was shy and had a cold, but after getting medication and a physical, I am doing much better! I am very friendly and have the run of the house.
I have lots of toys, my own bed and blanket, but I prefer to sleep with my new mommy.
We both agree fate brought us together.
We adopted Layla (although she used to be Carly!), a small white boxer, in December of 2009. She is a character, to say the least. Although she started out with
some behavior issues and a timid attitude around many people (mostly men), Layla has adapted to the "good life" and is doing amazing these days! Layla is happy, carefree and often "smiles" when relaxing. She lives in a house in the country with her "mom and dad" and has developed trust in us throughout the years. She roams the surrounding fields/woods as happily as can be and thinks that walks down the country roads are possibly the best things to ever happen to her! She buries bones out back in the woods like a champ and only she can find them again months later when she's ready for them. Her tail wags non-stop, and thanks to her wonderful company-- ours does too! Thank you!
We adopted Cassie 6 years ago. She has been such a loving addition to our family. She loves our two cats and has welcomed our 20 month old golden Retriever. I am so glad that I stopped in that day, 6 years ago, just to see what dogs you had. I had my husband come down to see her and needless to say, Cassie has been with our ever since. Everyone who meets her and looks into that beautiful face just loves her. She has the sweetest disposition. thank you
Adopted- February 2012
"Hi everyone. This is Pandora whom I adopted on February 14, 2012. SHe is doing well. The first two weeks she hid from us but now she slowly is becoming affectionate. It takes awhile for trust. Thank you for her.
Adopted- February 2012
"He is just an amazingly happy dog! I am so lucky. We just got back from Florida. He was great on the plane. I was tired. The first day he went leaping after a pelican and didn’t realize the pool was water and sank like a rock, but popped right up. Hilarious…He has tons of dog friends, (he gets emails) and he went to training classes that he loved and did so well. He and the cat missed each other while we were away, and follow each other everywhere. Only one accident in 2 months…He does whine when I leave but loves his crate….Thank you so much for choosing me as his new parent.
Adopted- January 2012
"This is Bailey, formerly known as Molly. We picked Bailey up at a foster home (Carolyn Conrad's) on January 1, 2012. She was completely unsocialized, and toatlly terrified. It is just over 3 month later, and yesterday, April 3, 2012, qw signed the paper to keep this beautiful dog forever. We are very grateful to the Windham County Humane Society and can't expredd it enough in words. We have been keeping a blog about our dog (yeah, I know, I came up with that rhyme all by myself) at Baileysdadsblog.blogspot.com. Each blog entry (about 30 of them) also has a picture or two of Bailey.
Please accept our warmest gratitude for the work that you do, and for heling us to make a friend for life. Bailey is so much better today than she was. She will now walk on leash, play with me at the park and she is enrolled in obedience school to learn the basics, and we are learning more and more from her with every day. We want you guys to know that we intend to make a donation of 100 dollars every year of Bailey's life around the anniversary of our pick up. Thank you again, and watch the blog for updates."
Adopted- December 2011
"We are so happy that Lilly became a member of our family this year. She is such a happy and good natured dog. She likes to sit and watch the birds out the front window and the chipmunks and red squirrel play in the back field. She knows where the rabbit and the chipmunks live and she loves to chase the squirrels. She is such a cuddlebug. Lilly thinks every day should start and end with a belly rub...and we agree! We can't say enough about how wonderful the Windham County Humane Society was. Lilly had a medical issue when she arrived at the shelter, and had to have a painful bladder stone removed. WCHS took care of Lilly, providing her with the surgery she needed. We are so thankful that they were able to take care of her so well. Lilly is on a special diet now to help prevent future bladder stones but she doesn't mind. She is so lovable and loving, we are truly blessed to have her as part of our family."
Adopted- December 2011
"I was drawn to Abby the first time I saw her hiding in her little vodka box. She had beautiful coloring and a sweet kitten-ish face, though she was over 8 years old. She didn't come out to talk to volunteers and visitors, but when I took her out of her cage, she purred and sat contentedly on my lap. She's a bit timid, but very affectionate. Now that she's been home with me for about a month, she's settled into a very predicatble routine; sleeping on the back cushion of my reading chair all day. I love her quiet presence in the house, and she loves being brushed every evening. We're well suited to each other!"
Shima & Nekko
"Our new kitties are just wonderful! They race around the house and find new places to explore every day. They just have so much fun together and are winning the heart of our older kitty--he is tolerating them and is actually mildly amused by them, which is great! Thanks so much, and Merry Christmas to you all.
Take care, Mark and Bonnie Kimball"
Adopted- December 2011
"We just wanted you to know that Saphira is doing well! We renamed her Sophia B. (for bow tie face) and she is doing really well as our second house cat! She has her own space in a large soft crate we keep high off the basement floor so she is our of reach of our two little Peke dogs. She does really well staying clear of the dogs and she is very friendly. We enjoy her so much!
Amy & Art Cable"
Adopted- November 2011
"From the moment I brought Nestle home in November 2011, he has been the best part of my life. He's obedient, fun, friendly, gentle and also fearless.
He's absolutely wonderful with his 'big' sister Delilah and they even share a bed most of the time. It's the sweetest thing I've ever seen, and I get to see it every day!
The best part of my day usually involves taking Nestle for our long walk or a trip to the park where he absolutely loves to run after his oh-so-beloved Kong ball!
Everywhere we go, people compliment him on his great demeanor, great shape and handsome face. Some people have even recognized him from the WCHS website!
I didn't need to wait until December 1st to decide on the future of the pre-adoption -- Nestle was totally part of my family and new home in an instant!
WCHS is truly a loving and supportive family, which is so evident in Nestle's temperament and behavior. Thank you all again so much for all the hard work you do and all the advice you've given me!
Oscar & Scarlet
Adopted- October 2011
"We are very happy with Arron now known as O. Cat, Oscar, Wild Oscar (as opposed to Oscar Wilde) the parkour kitty. He is incredibly agile, can run up walls and leap great distances. He will climb into the fridge, the sink and the trash if you let him. He is a totally cool cat. He still loves the outside as you can see but is happy coming home to us. He also takes walks with us and Scarlet. Scarlet (Previously Velvet) also goes by Scarlatti, Scarlet O'Hairy, Girlie Girl, and Stubby .(You may not have noticed since she was at the shelter for so short a time that her legs are really, really short. They are about as long as Oscar's so they are quite a pair when we walk together. She's a bit of a couch potato especially in the AM. When I take her out before school she dawdles at times but in the afternoon in the fields she loves to run and snuff in the grass and snow. The two get along well; the picture of them sharing the roasting pan after Thanksgiving didn't really come out. As you can see they both match our floor ..... Happy New year from us all......."
Adopted- August 2011
"Just a quick email to let you know that the puppy formerly known as "Miss Paris" is now called Missy. We spent the winter on the beach in Florida and are coming home to Vermont soon and will come and visit. She is doing just fine and like all my dogs before, is pretty much spoiled rotten- that's okay, she deserves it. She is a real love and of course, my best friend. She still has issues with other dogs as she wants to greet and play, ans she lets me know in no uncertain terms! We are working on it. I love her with all my heart.
Thanks for a great dog! Chris."
"Tyson, now known as "Tyson Bandit Winston," has been with us for a year and brings constant joy and companionship. He's so social - he fit right in our home as if he'd been born into the family. Sometimes we'd swear we had gotten a dog as Tyson loves to do tricks for treats and greets us at the door when we come home. Our home and Tyson - a perfect match!
Lisa & Brenda"
Adopted- April 2011
"Mya was brought to the shelter as a found cat weighing 3lbs and had pneunomia. My husband and I saw her photo and knew this little "underdog" had to be part of our family. Five months prior we had lost our 16 year old cat Cleo and wanted a companion for Beau, our Coon Cat, who was very lonely. Mya, known as Amy, was too sick to come home so we visited her every week for 3 months until at 6 lbs. she was ready for TLC. This very spoiled kitty now weights 11 lbs. and has an incredibile personality. Thank you Keri and WCHS staff for all your caring and wonderful work."
Adopted- November 2010
"We love McCloud & she has been a wonderful addition to our pet friendly home for the past year. Thank you for allowing us to adopt her! We wish everyone a happy & healthy 2012!
Karin & Wayne Cutler"
Adopted- September 2010
"Hey everyone at WCHS, Hoolie aka, Hooligan here just sayin hi and Happy New Year. You mave had the pleasure of seeing me at the annual Walk For Animals, which I really enjoyed, and am very much looking forward to the next one. But I just wanted to show you all, who helped me find my awesome home, that I'm still soo stinking cute, and a really good boy! Thanks! Amy, Jon, Inde, Miller and ME, Hoolie :)"
Adopted- July 2010
Adopted- April 2010
I adopted Bagel Boy at the end of April, 2010 and have been meaning to write you all an email with an update for ages. Bagel has been an extremely entertaining pain in the butt since day one, and I could probably send you a million cute pictures to illustrate that fact. It turns out than in addition to being deaf, he was also completely blind in his left eye and had some neurological deficits when I got him. His constant howling and "busy-ness" drove me up the wall. I had been looking for another dog after losing my old Beagle, and wanted another lazy elderly hound. As it happens, I probably could have gotten a puppy and saved myself some work and a lot of money.
I ended up taking my boyfriend's dog home with me about 6 months later in a desperate attempt to get Bagel to SHUT UP and stop howling all the time. It actually worked! Puddles is his best friend. With his impaired hearing and vision, he is so much more relaxed with another dog around. He relies on his little sister to keep him informed of all the important things going on around them. If she hears something and runs into the other room, he jumps up and follows her, even looking in the same direction even though he has no idea what's going on. Puddles was a yard dog most of her life, and has a naturally timid temperament. Bagel's friendliness with strangers and other dogs has in turn helped her relax in her new environment (having to be a civilized house dog...oh no!) She is also very patient with him. He is a big dumb boy, and she puts up with being stomped in the belly and having her food stolen and all of his other transgressions with only the occasional growl.
It's been almost two years, and Bagel has racked up quite the list of achievements and adventures. He had a few hair-raising escape attempts at my parent's house in MA, luckily returned unharmed every time. He managed to wiggle out of a harness, rip apart a very secure fence, and open a door. He has run up my Care Credit card with a few thousand dollars in vet bills, ruined furniture and chewed up belongings, bolted away from me and tumbled down quite a few staircases, and given me more gray hairs and sleepless nights than I deserve at age 25.
So, in summary, Bagel is the best dog I could ask for! I love this stinky, annoying old dog so much that I got him his own dog. He has a list of medical problems the length of my arm, but you would never guess it. He is always happy. Always happy. He loves people, he loves going out and smelling things, he loves food. He is freakishly persistent and intelligent. If Bagel sees something he wants, he will not give up until he gets it. He loves to climb on things and find the highest vantage point. At my old apartment, he invented a route where he would run and jump on to the couch, and then jump back and forth to the armchair by leap-frogging over the coffee table. He would have to time this perfectly, to land and jump off of the slippery table, and frequently he fell and crash-landed. Every time he falls (which is frequently, he is like the doggie Mr. Magoo) he just shakes himself off and keeps on going. Nothing bothers this dog for very long.
I could probably already tell a million stories of this dog's ridiculous adventures and misadventures. For example, the time he broke down the baby gate in my old apartment and climbed from the couch to the coffee table to my desk chair to my desk, where he ate a pound of granola and 1/4 pound chocolate, and knocked over a water bottle nearly ruining all my papers and computer. That was just one fun vet bill and ruined lunch break! He is already a legend among family and friends, and we are all hoping he dies peacefully in his sleep at home, rather than going out in a Bagel-style blaze of glory. He is the standard to which we judge persistence and cheerfulness. He is also a threat - "be nice or you'll find Bagel tied to your porch some morning"
And then the video -
Thanks for keeping this dog long enough for me to find him with you. It's been a lot of fun!
-Melissa, Bagel & Puddles."
Buddy, Webster & Peanut
Enzo & Buckshot
Adopted- June 2009
"Attached is a picture of two foxhound brothers that were adopted. Their original names were Tanner and Taylor. They are now named Enzo and Buckshot. What else can you say about these two hounds that this pic does not already say. Thank you for connecting us with such great dogs!
-Bil, Beth, Anthony"
Adopted- February 2006
"Six years ago we met China Merle at WCHS. We fell for her fast. She wasn't ready for adoption yet, she needed to be spayed. So, we waited and in the meanwhile, I visited her every day at the shelter, even the day of her surgery. Then, a few days later when she was available for adoption, we arrived before the shelter was open and we waited outside the door in the snow. When the shelter opened, we were first in line. She was a wonderful, but typical puppy-we took her to good manners class and puppy kindergarten. She is now the best dog ever. She is happy, has lots of dog friends and knows plenty of tricks. She loves the car, the beach, playing frisbee and playing hide and seek with us around the house. She finds us every time.
Biz Dana, Randy Jacobs Sr., and China Merle"